Gary McGowan

McGowan Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
5009 Caroline
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77004

Phone: +1-713-552-1855
Fax: 713-552-1859
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Gary McGowan serves as an arbitrator and mediator in both national and international disputes, often complex, high-stakes matters. He has established a reputation for effectiveness, thorough preparation, and quick discernment of the pivotal points for deciding or resolving a dispute.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marine/Admiralty
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Torts

MEMBER: 2006



Before donning the neutral cloak, he was a business litigator for 16 years, most notably as a founding partner of Susman, Godfrey & McGowan. since becoming a neutral in 1990, McGowan has arbitrated over 175 matters and mediated over 3000 disputes. Extensive experience in energy, oil and gas, insurance, IP, and healthcare. Based on a national survey, Law Dragon 500 named him as one of the 500 best judges (both public and private) in the United States, and the Texas Lawyer, relying on a survey of Texas lawyers, picked him as one of five “Top Notch” arbitrators and mediators in Texas. Texas Monthly has selected him as a Texas Super Lawyer in each of the last nine years. Listed in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and named the Best Lawyers' Houston Mediation "Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 and 2020. Listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2013 (WHO’S WHO LEGAL, London).


J.D., University of Texas School of Law (1973); Associate Editor, Texas Law Review

Member, Texas Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Dispute Resolution (“CPR”)

Member, CPR's National Energy, Oil and Gas Panel of Distinguished Neutrals

Member, Panel of Neutrals, World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva)

Founder and First Pesident , Houston Chapter of Association of Attorney-Mediators ("AAM")

1999 Stephen Brutsche Award (AAM) for outstanding contributions to mediation profession

Fellow, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution (University of Texas School of Law)

1983-1984 Chairman of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, State Bar of Texas

1990-present: speaker at CLE programs on arbitration and mediation--over 20 presentations

1978-1989: speaker at CLE progams on business litigation, antitrust law, and lender liability--over 20 presentations

Practicing in Texas


$650 per hour for all time
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